Five-Match Homestand Awaits UC Davis

Mitch Thorp will remain in Davis for his next five dual matches, a homestand that starts Saturday afternoon versus Nevada.
 
Mitch Thorp will remain in Davis for his next five dual matches, a homestand that starts Saturday afternoon versus Nevada.
 

March 8, 2013

LAST WEEK'S ACTION 

124th Annual Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship 

La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club
(La Jolla, Calif.)

MAIN DRAW

Round of 128

Adam Luba/Kyle Miller (UCD) def. Esteban Altuna/Isaac Altuna (IND) 6-4, 6-3

Adam Levie/Toki Sherbakov (UCD) def. Jakob Karnopp/Andrew Raphaelson (USD) 6-2, 6-1
Ben McLachlan/Mads Engstead (No. 3, CAL) def. Mitch Thorp/Hugo Verdi-Fortin (UCD) 6-3, 6-2

Brett Bacharach/George Horowitz (UCD) def. Bryan Dudzik/Ryan Jorgensen (IND) 7-6 (4), 4-6, 10-7

Parker Kelley (UCD)/Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) def. Thorsten Bertsch/Marvin Tawasi (SDSU) 6-4, 6-0

Eric Steidlmayer/Michael Meyer (UCD) def. Oleksiy Arovin/Brady Bohrnstedt (OSU) 4-6, 6-0, 10-7 

Round of 64
Richard Del Nunzio/Matt Campbell (No. 9, OSU) def. Adam Luba/Kyle Miller (UCD) 6-3, 6-2

Brett Bacharach/George Horowitz (UCD) def. Ryan Peyton/Christopher Seitz (NOVA) 7-6(4), 4-6, 10-7

Adrien Puget/Karue Sell (No. 9, UCLA) def. Parker Kelley (USD)/Andrew Malozsak (UCSD) 6-0, 6-0

Adam Levie/Toki Sherbakov (UCD) def. Jakob Karnopp/Andrew Raphaelson (BC) 6-2, 6-1

Eric Steidlmayer/Michael Meyer (UCD) def. Matthew Jones/Jenson Turner (No. 9, IND) 6-3, 3-6, 10-3  

Round of 32
Roman Kalaydjian/Victor Pugliese (USD) def. Brett Bacharach/George Horowitz (UCD) 6-3, 6-0

Adam Levie/Toki Sherbakov (UCD) def. Michael Grant/Johnny Wang (USC) 6-2, 4-6, 10-7

Alex Brigham/Clay Thompson (No. 4, UCLA) def. Eric Steidlmayer/Michael Meyer (UCD) 6-2, 6-1 

Round of 16

Joe Dorn/Warren Wood (CMS) def. Adam Levie/Toki Sherbakov (UCD) 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 
 

 

CONSOLATION DRAW

First Round

Juan Florez/Adranik Khachatryan (SDSU) def. Mitch Thorp/Hugo Verdi-Fortin (UCD) 6-4, 6-2

DUAL MATCHES
March 3 vs. Villanova, in San Diego, Calif.: W, 7-0
March 4 vs. Boston College, in La Jolla, Calif.: W, 5-2


THIS WEEK'S MATCHES

Saturday, March 9
Nevada (6-4) at UC Davis (6-6)
Marya Welch Tennis Center (Davis, Calif.) - 1 p.m.

Sunday, March 10
UT Arlington (3-4) at UC Davis
Marya Welch Tennis Center (Davis, Calif.) - 12 p.m.
 

DAVIS, Calif. - In a week that started with the Big West Conference recognizing Kyle Miller for his success against Sacramento State the previous week continued with an impressive showing at the 124th Annual Pacific Coast Men's Doubles Championship and ended two dual victories during UC Davis' five-day swing through San Diego.

After their grueling road trip, the Aggies will enter a portion of its schedule that includes five consecutive matches at the Marya Welch Tennis Center starting with Saturday's 1 p.m. non-conference match against Nevada and Sunday's noon non-conference dual versus UT Arlington.

In addition to free pizza for the first 100 fans in attendance, a "hit for prizes" contest will take place between the round of singles and doubles matches. Thanks to the generosity of Volleys Tennis Shop in downtown Davis, various tennis gear and prizes are up for grabs for willing participants.

The homestand will continue with Big West matches versus Hawai'i and Cal Poly before ending with UC Davis' home finale against UC Santa Barbara on April 13.

Possessing a 6-4 overall record, Nevada won three straight matches before dropping its last outing to San Francisco 6-1 on Feb. 23. Of the team's 10 matches, eight have taken place outside of Reno, Nev.

Primarily competing as the Wolf Pack's No. 5 singles player, freshman Robert Allan leads the team with a 9-1 dual record.

Other Nevada players possessing a winning singles record include freshman Ryan Andrada and junior Victor Ouvrard with respective 5-1 and 6-4 records.

Sophomore Moez Echargui and junior Quentin Mege lead all Nevada doubles pairings with four victories, all earned at the No. 2 position.

Making a rare California appearance, UT Arlington will visit Davis in the middle of a three-match Sacramento Valley road trip that begins Saturday afternoon at Sacramento State, continues the following day against the Aggies before concluding Monday afternoon at Pacific.

UT Arlington men's tennis has gone 3-4 in its seven matches this season, earning all three of their victories at home. Winless in its four matches, UC Davis will look to hand UT Arlington another road loss when the two face one another at the Marya Welch Tennis Center.

Freshman Carlos Arbiza and Sebastian Gomez are the only Mavericks with a winning singles record; the former leads the team with four victories against three losses, with the latter holding a 2-1 mark.

Senior Soren Goritzka and freshman Marek Pesicka are the only Maverick players to possess an undefeated record, winning both matches played this year. Of the other five doubles teams who have seen action this season for UT Arlington, three have earned one doubles victory.